Role: Early Career Researcher
Balungile’s research topic is: Structuring Disaster Data for Preventive Disaster Risk Planning and Management In Malawi. Balungile will evaluate the disaster data recorded at local communities and districts for the national Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA). Balungile will structure the recorded data, analyse the spatial and temporal patterns of disaster events and their impacts, and assess Malawi’s disaster risk management policy. The project aims at improving the practicality of the disaster data, and suggest improvements that will assist in future disaster risk management.